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Yorkshire Apple Tartlets

Combine apples, cheese, honey, and ground cloves, and you have Yorkshire Tartlets. What’s not to like?  They are delicious hot or cold. You can make 9 small tartlets with this recipe, but if you prefer you can make around 4 medium size, or even one big one with this recipe, if which case your tartlets become a pie!

Ingredients

  • 6 oz (170 g) plain flour
  • 3 oz (85 g) lard
  • 1/2 a teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Apples, peeled and chopped
  • Ground cloves
  • Honey
  • Grated cheese

Method

  1. Make shortcrust pastry with the flour, lard, salt and milk
  2. For tartlets, roll out thinly into 9 circles to fit tartlet tins, with 9 extra circles for lids
  3. Fill the pastry cases with chopped apple, then sprinkle ground cloves over to taste
  4. Add 1 teaspoon runny honey to each
  5. Cover with grated cheese
  6. Put on pastry lids and seal well. Make a steam hole in the top of the pastry. Glaze with beaten egg
  7. Bake at 450 F/230 C/gas mark 6 for about 25 minutes until golden in colour.

 

Source: Mary Hanson Moore A Yorkshire Cookbook (1980). Published by David & Charles.

4 Responses to Yorkshire Apple Tartlets

  • Martin Stables

    What size is a tartlet?

    • Colin Neville

      Typically 10 cm (4″) diameter.  You can buy these with loose bases to make removal easier.

  • Julia Palffy

    What kind of cheese do you use?

    • Colin Neville

      Wensleydale!  Although, it must be said, that other strong cheese, like mature Cheddar work well, too!

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